Meet Kyrgyz nomads and learn about their lifestyle
Tour name: Meet Kyrgyz nomads and learn about their lifestyle
Highlights of tour: Ala Archa, Burana, Naryn, 33 parrots Pass, Kochkor, Issyk Kul southern shore, Barskoon, Jeti Oguz, Karakol, Issyk Kul Lake northern shore, Chon Kemin,
Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Upon arrival to Manas International Airport you will be met and transferred to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. In the city you will see it's the most significant sights like Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places. After it you will head on to Ala Archa gorge that is also a Natural Park. You will be amazed to know that at the Soviet Time only V.I.P. people had permission to enter. You will find this picturesque site at 45 km from the capital on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. You will have a short hiking tour to see a panoramic view of the gorge covered in snow. Drive back to Bishkek. This overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Naryn
Today you will continue your fascinating winter tour. During the route to the gorge you will have a break to see the Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). After witnessing the striking beauty of view from the tower you will head on to Kochkor village. Upon arrival you will meet local family that will show you the way of making national felt carpets. Here you will be able to make your own carpet together with them. Furthermore you will have an opportunity to have an excursion in a small handicraft museum. You will be surprised by the examples of silver decorations, coats made of wool, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more. On the winter tour you will head on to Naryn via the mountain pass of the elevation of 3000 m. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Naryn - 33 parrots Pass - Kochkor
Today you will drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan - Son Kul Lake. The route of the tour will go through 33 parrots pass the altitude of which is 3 133 m. This pristine lake can be found among celestial mountains at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads like to rest here herders of the Naryn region use it as a pastureland. Then we will drive to the village of Kochkor. Night is in a home stay.
Day 4: Kochkor - Issyk Kul southern shore - Barskoon - Jeti Oguz - Karakol
Today your destination of winter Kyrgyzstan is Barskoon gorge. This gorge is located on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lakeand is prominent due to the celestial mountains and the monument to Yuri Gagarin. After it is Jety Oguz gorge or Seven Bulls. This sight is famous for the red rocks formations. Also you will see there the Broken Heart Mountain on the top of which you will enjoy the breathtaking view of winter Kyrgyzstan. Karakol town is your destination for today. Here you will explore the Dungan mosque that is known for being built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail and an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Karakol - Issyk Kul Lake northern shore - Chon Kemin
Toady you will drive to Issyk Kul Lake. You will be impressed by the breathtaking view of the lake in Kyrgyzstan winter tours. By driving along the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake you will see the lake from all sights. This lake is known as the biggest mountain lake in Central Asia that is also a popular place for summing and resting not only for locals but people of neighbor countries. Then you will visit a small local museum that has examples of handicraft, music instruments and a lot of artifacts. Overnight is in a home stay in Chon Kemin village.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
Chon Kemin village is a part of a national park. In course of the winter tour you will see many amazing mountain views. Due to beginning of developing of tourism many part of the country are still untouched by foreign visitors. In rural areas you will enjoy preserved traditions and customs while the capital is quite developed. During the tour you will enjoy the hospitality of local people. Today you will have 3 hours of horse riding to explore the breathtaking beauty of winter Kyrgyzstan. You will ride horses through a mountain forest that is especially beautiful under the snow. On the top you will see the panorama view of the gorge. Then you will drive to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Ski resorts come to mind when you think about winter Kyrgyzstan. During the winter tour, people choose one of the most popular ski resorts in Central Asia located in Karakol. Here you can find what you can see and what you can do during the snake tours in Kyrgyzstan. Despite the fact that many are dearly closed in winter, you can still enjoy the incredible beauty of nature and fabulous landscapes covered with a white sheet of snow.
Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country where you can find the celestial Lake Issyk Kul. This lake is located at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level and does not freeze in winter. You can also find an open-air museum dating back to the second millennium BC. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Jeti Oguz also known as the Seven Bulls and Broken Heart mountain for breathtaking views in winter. During the winter tour, you will also learn the secret of traditional nomad hunting with the help of eagles. And also in Kochkor learn the secret of making national carpets. In addition, you can also have fun ride horses or sleighs at Chon Kemin gorge and taste the cuisine of Kyrgyzstan.
Winter Kyrgyzstan will charm you with wonderful nature, kind hearted people and delicious food.